Hawk Count Internship Position Announcement
Type of Position: Wildlife Research Intern – Hawk Migration Monitoring
Number of Positions: 1
Dates of Position: August 15 through December 1, 2019
Qualifications: Candidate must be competent, responsible researcher able to keep organized detailed records of observations. Hawk identification skills or hawk count experience is desired but not necessary. Student must learn hawk ID before project begins. Internet and computer use skills required. Knowledge of statistics is very useful for research project.
Equipment Needed: Good quality binoculars and hawk ID guides. The Center can provide these if necessary. The intern will need his or her own carto travel to the lookout each day.
Responsibilities: Conduct daily hawk count up to 6 days per week (weather permitting) at Bake Oven Knob in Lehigh County, PA (about 20 miles northeast of Allentown). Record, report, and analyze data; help publish results. Interact with visitors to the site and educate them concerning hawk migration, identification, and conservation. NOTE that the intern will need to work on holidays, including Thanksgiving and Labor Day. Optional: complete a research paper to be published in American Hawkwatcher.
Compensation: $700-750 per month stipend (depending on experience) plus housing and internet access.
Housing: Lehigh Gap Nature Center (LGNC) will provide housing in our Osprey House by the Lehigh River. The Center will provide utilities/wireless internet. There is a fully equipped kitchen and bathroom, but there are no laundry facilities on site. Interns should provide their own cell phone. Learn more about LGNC at http://lgnc.org.
NOTE: This project can be part of a student’s undergraduate or graduate research work at the discretion of the college/university. The student may be matriculated and earning credits, on a leave of absence, or post-graduate.
How to Apply: Email resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org (Word or pdf)
Include any information pertinent to wildlife research and hawk identification skills. Also include a sample your writing, preferably a research paper. Questions? Contact Chad at 610-760-8889 or email to email@example.com.
Applications being accepted any time after January 15, 2019. Early applicants will have best chance of being accepted for internship. Position may be filled before deadline. Application deadline: April 15, 2019.